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Professional Horticulture

UK Edition

Product Guide 2016/17

ICL’s Stuart Gammage with David Mills from Clockhouse Nursery


Iconic growing media brand turns 50 Levington has been the ‘go to’ brand of growing media for the past 50 years. Following continuous R&D and investment, this iconic growing media range remains synonymous with quality and consistency.

June 1966, launch of Levington in to the professional market. Well formulated, light, and easy to handle, sterile, consistent and most importantly ready to use supplied in heat sealed bags.

Major investment at Hatfield - launch of Fine grades for propagation and modules, Medium grades for medium term crops and Medium Coarse Structure with necessary AFP for long term overwintered nursery stock. Each mix defined by three factors, peat structure, level of nutrition and acidity.

Launch of Levington Advance growing media Professional Peat-Free Pot & Bedding Compost launched. Some 500 formulations assessed and tested on 22,000 plants from wide range of species and varieties. Manufactured from natural British forestry wastes.

Levington Compost, C4 (Acid loving plants), tree planting and mulching compost, Bulb forcing compost.

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Expansion of custom mixes.

Levington Horticulture becomes Scotts.

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Scotts ICL \ Corporate Language \ Colors and Segments Professional taken over by ICL and ICL Segments Launch of Levington becomes Sustain Peat Free. Everris.

2015

After re-evaluation of market needs, and 5 years of research, Levington Professional rebranded.

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Launch of Levington Advance Solutions Grow, Nurture, Protect.

2010/11

Levington comes of age 21 years after original launch.

A revelation in the way plants were grown and retailed. Named after Levington Research Station (then 430 acres) where it was developed. Because Levington is a place it took ten years before name could be registered.

1966

Everris becomes ICL

1997

Levington Compost Seedling with low level of N and a moderate level of phosphate and potash. Levington Compost Potting contained good level of all nutrients sufficient for majority of plants for 6-8 weeks.

and Business Unit

ICL is the main brand and includes 14 independent business units. Each business unit is represented using a different color while the unit’s name is added to the main ICL logo. Following are the rules and guidelines for each business unit’s logo appearance.

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Levington Universal Compost launched available by the lorry load.

Levington Blocking compost launched.

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Introduction of growing media available in Bulk Bags.

Introduction of ProBales.

2012

Fisons becomes Levington Horticulture.

2002

Retail peat free launched.

1994

Moving floor lorries introduced.

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Levington name registered.

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1976

Fenmere Professional Gro Bags launched.

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State-of-the-art Nutberry manufacturing facilities opened.

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Everything you need with brands you can trust ICLs brands have been leading the way in horticulture for 50 years, from Levington professional growing media, to our patented controlled release fertilizer Osmocote. Use our products and you will be safe in the knowledge your plants are getting what they need for maximum quality and return on investment.

As well as the best quality UK peat resource at our state-of-the-art production facility, we also use some of the best substrates as standard, to make sure that your growing media performs to its maximum capacity when it is delivered to your door.

The ICL group has industry leading research and development facilities to help continuously improve its market leading products, keeping them at the cutting edge of horticultural technologies. With brands such as Osmocote, Universol and Peters you can trust that when you need to provide the best care for your plants, our products are guaranteed to perform.

Plant protection is key to maximising your crop yield and plant quality. We have the products to protect your plants safely throughout the growing cycle. With brands such as Exemptor and Prestop, your crops are in safe hands.

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The Quality Is In The Ingredients 05 - Levington Advance - Start & Gro - Levington Coir - H2Gro - Fibagro Levington Advance Solutions 06 Levington Advance Seed & Modular 08 Levington Advance Bloom 09 Levington Advance Pot and Bedding 10 Levington Advance Potting 11 Levington Advance Container Nursery Stock 12 Levington Advance Sustain 13

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Levington - With 50 years experience of producing consistent high quality professional growing media Levington has been the go to supplier for growing media for decades, not only because people trust the product to provide them with the best results, but also because of the constant research and development that goes into making sure Levington remains on top of its game.

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The quality is in the ingredients As well as the best quality UK peat resourced at our state-of-the-art Scottish production facility, we also use the most advanced and responsibly resourced substrates as standard to make sure that your growing media performs to its maximum capacity when it is delivered to your door.

Within Levington Advance growing media are the finest ingredients, which have been developed and tested over time to provide mediums which your plants will just love to grow in.

Start&Gro is the starter fertilizer for potted, bedding and all container nursery plants. Start&Gro is designed to be premixed into the growing media, providing nutrition for the first weeks of the cultivation.

Product advantages

Product advantages

• Screened to optimise particle size

then blended to provide the ultimate mix for your crop. • Weed free.

• Managed by experts at our UK factory. • Almost 50 years of research and

development in every bag. • No green waste - we only manufacture professional grade growing media.

Fibagro is a perfect base for peat free growing media as well as complementing peat for peat-reduced plant production. Wood fibres are created using a thermomechanical patented process which consists of crushing coniferous sapwood chips from sawmills. During this process temperatures of up to 150oC occur allowing unwanted substances to escape as gas ensuring that Fibagro is sterile.

Product Advantages

• 100% natural and biodegradable. • Healthy and reliable: the defribration

process ensures a safe, constant quality with structural stability. • Ecological and economic, peat alternative. • Increases the aeration of substrates due to increased air capacity and drainage. • Promotes root growth. • Fibagro is naturally hydrophilic enabling easy and fast rewetting. • Fibagro stabilises growing media structure. • Added nitrogen for better release and stability.

• High potassium ratio for good colour. • Free flowing. • Good mixability. • 100% water soluble. • No dust. • High chelated trace element level.

A new generation surfactant, it combines a wetting agent with a penetrating agent, ensuring the water tracts to all areas of the growing media. H2Gro contains a re-wetting agent, promoting excellent initial and long term wetting of growing media, it performs equally well through wetting and drying cycles.

Product advantages

• Remains in the media to allow water

to re-wet the substrate particles. • Excellent initial wetting. • Excellent long term wetting. • Excellent through wetting/drying cycles. • Safe to beneficial microbes. • Economical low use rate.

Bark

The bark used in Levington Advance growing media is environmental friendly sourced with Forest Stewardship Council® certification. It is predominantly pine and comes in two grades 0-8mm and 5-12mm. Additional nitrogen is added to ensure any bacterial breakdown action is stabilized.

Product advantages

• Opens up structure to give better drainage • Fertilizer buffering similar to peat • FSC certified so environmentally friendly • 2 grades to match pot size • Uniform particles aid flow into pots

Coir

Using Levington Coir within growing media provides a host of benefits which are helping evolve the current Levington product range. Made from the pith of coconut husk, coir can be manufactured into growing media either on its own, or by blending it with other raw materials such as peat.

Product advantages

• Uniform particle size helps growing media consistency. • Lightweight helping lower delivery costs. • Absorbs water readily, even when very dry. • Absorbs and holds nutrients within the growing media. • Flows into pots and cells readily. • Optimum pH level for plant growth. Now added as standard

Now available in all Levington Advance standard growing media. Micromax Premium ensures that the plant receives all the trace elements and magnesium it needs to thrive. Its unique formula also increases the efficiency of the major elements.

Product Advantages

• Contains 12% MgO: 25% direct and 75% slowly available. • Balanced combination of trace elements and magnesium. • Contains 15% Iron and a balanced combination of other trace elements. • Up to 18 months supply of trace elements. • Stimulates good rooting for strong and healthy crops. • Perfect startup effect and good plant colour. • Even distribution in growing media. • Superior product for outdoor, containerised crops. • Dust-free and prevents toxicity symptoms. • Environmentally friendly, very low leaching of nutrient.

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Tailor your growing media requirements for optimum performance with new...

At ICL we know that grower requirements vary geographically and from crop to crop, therefore we offer a complete solutions package designed to produce growing media for our customers’ individual needs.

To optimise crop value and performance you can add: Maximise the efficiency of your feed regime (see pages 22-26) Enhance the performance of your trace element package (see page 32) Guaranteed control of Vine Weevil and aerial pests (see page 44) A multi use biological fungicide for protection against damping off and root rot diseases (see page 46) For increased vigour and plant health (see page 50) Increase the water efficiency of your growing media (see page 49)

Delivery Methods How growers handle growing media depends on their equipment and of course personal preferences. With this in mind we offer a full range of options and delivery methods. Why not ask about our Moffett Mounty options for delivery, at a small additional cost, providing you with peace of mind on delivery when placing your order.

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Our Technical Area Sales Managers (see page 55) will be pleased to discuss the effect and benefits of all the different materials available and suggest the best mixes for growing the crops on your nursery.

This symbol indicates that you can incorporate this product as part of your Levington Advance Solution growing media.

• 75 litre bags • Bulk bags in various sizes from 1.5m3 to 2.7m3

• Pro-bales containing up to 4.5m3 • Loose bulk up to 100m3

- Walking floor and artic tippers available

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“ With Levington Advance Solutions, the growing media, nutrition and protection is optimised.” Karl O’Neill, Bransford Webbs, using Osmocote CRF and Exemptor as part of his Levington Advance Solutions

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ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions tailored growing media programme allows you to Grow, Nurture and Protect your crops throughout the growing season. Growing a wide range of hardy nursery stock (primarily Hebes), totalling 1.5million plants annually, Bransford Webbs goes from strength to strength. Bransford’s Karl O’Neill works closely with ICL’s Steve Hughes. “ICL’s custom mix ICL’s Steve Hughes with Karl O’Neill growing media programme - from Bransford Webbs Levington Advance Solutions - helps us maximise crop potential” “Osmocote Exact makes life much easier for us.” says Karl. The nursery also uses Exemptor. “We see Exemptor as an essential tool for vine weevil and sciarid control while it also helps controls aphid and whitefly.” “With Levington Advance Solutions, the growing media, nutrition and protection is optimised. It is great to have these things taken care of leaving us to concentrate our efforts on other areas.”

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Levington Seed & Modular Levington Seed & Modular growing media has a low or a medium base level of fertilizer to meet the individual requirements of crops and their growing regimes. The particle size is below 3mm and contains H2Gro wetting agent with the pH adjusted to between 5.3 and 6.0 using dolomitic lime.

Levington Seed & Modular - Low nutrient F1

Levington Seed & Modular - F2S

most sensitive seedlings can grow exceptionally.

media even into the smallest cells.

• Suitable for all seed sowing. • Having a low level of starter fertilizer ensures even the • Growth of the seedlings can be easily managed with water soluble fertilizers.

• pH range 5.3 - 6.0 • Modules, trays and small pots up to 7cm. Particle size 0-3mm

Conductivity 200-294µs

• Seed sowing and direct rooting of cuttings. • Contains silver sand to improve the flow of the growing • pH range 5.3 - 6.0 • Modules, trays and small pots up to 7cm. Particle size 0-3mm

Conductivity 269-379µs

Nutrient Added 96N 49P 159K

Nutrient Added 144N 73P 239K

Levington Seed & Modular - F2

Levington Blocking - B2

• Suitable for seed sowing and direct rooting of softwood cuttings like Chrysanthemums and Fuchsia.

• For more vigorous seedlings including vegetable plants. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0 • Modules, trays and small pots up to 7cm. Particle size 0-3mm

Conductivity 269-379µs

Nutrient Added 144N 73P 239K

• Blend of wet and dry milled peats to retain structure. • Suitable for making all sizes of blocks and growing vegetables, such as lettuce and tomato.

• pH range 5.3 - 6.0

Conductivity 310-350µs Nutrient Added 150N 75P 201K

Growing media conductivity is measured using a method of analysis of 1:5 dilution rate.

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Levington Advance Bloom is a product that takes growing media to the next level for the bedding and pot plant market, combining Levington, the high quality professional growing media, with the go to brand in controlled release fertilizers - Osmocote. This combination has proven, over time, to be a winning formula for growers. It’s the must have growing media.

• Have confidence with Osmocote controlled release technology included

• Maximise your yields • Perfect for bedding

Levington Advance Bloom M

and pot plant growers

• Medium grade particle size ideal for packs. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0 Particle size 0-10mm

New Product Innovation from Levington.

Conductivity 148-230µs

Levington Advance Bloom MC

• Medium coarse grades for small pots and where additional drainage is required such as outdoor or autumn crops.

• pH range 5.3 - 6.0

Blended particle size 80% 0-10mm / 20% 6-12mm Conductivity 148-230µs

Nutrient Supply For both M and MC you have the choice of two rates

Standard mix with starter fertilizer

Levington Advance Bloom

Standard mix with starter fertilizer

Levington Advance Bloom

1.5kg rate - lower nutrient level for autumn production and salt sensitive species such as Antirrhinum, Alyssum, Verbena etc Nutrient Added 180N 46P 100K 2.5kg rate – standard rate for all other bedding crops Nutrient Added 300N 76P 166K

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Levington Pot & Bedding This range of growing media products has particles no larger than 10mm enabling them to be used from a 12mm pack up to 9cm pots. While water holding is good, our revolutionary H2Gro wetting agent also helps encourage rooting. The pH is between 5.3-6.0 and, depending upon which product is chosen, even the most sensitive and most vigorous plants can be grown.

Levington Pot & Bedding - Low nutrient M1

Levington Pot & Bedding - High nutrient M3

• Encourages rooting and allows for control of growth with

including tomatoes.

• Suitable for growing the most sensitive of pot and bedding plants. follow up water soluble feeding.

• Cell packs and small pots up to 9cm. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0 Particle size 0 -10mm

Conductivity 234-336µs

• This product is designed for the most vigorous plants • Controlled release fertilizers should not be added due to the high levels of nutrients already contained in this product.

• Small pots up to 9cm. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0

Particle size 0 -10mm

Conductivity 355-485µs

Nutrient Added 120N 61P 199K

Nutrient Added 204N 104P 339K

Levington Pot & Bedding - Med nutrient M2

Product specification is subject to change dependent on raw material availability in order to maintain consistency, quality and high level of performance.

• Designed to grow a wide variety of pot and bedding plants. • Good quality nutrient supply for feeding of up to four weeks. • Cell packs and small pots up to 9cm. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0 Particle size 0-10mm

Growing media conductivity is measured using a method of analysis of 1:5 dilution rate.

Conductivity 228-464µs

Nutrient Added 192N 98P 319K

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Levington Potting A range of growing media products designed to provide a good open well drained structure with low base fertilizer levels. H2Gro wetting agent is added to optimize water uptake and rooting. The pH is 5.3-6.0. Different markets have different plant specifications so the growth can be controlled by adding Osmocote Exact or by liquid feeding.

Levington Medium Coarse Potting - MCP

Levington Alpine, Herbaceous, and Cyclamen - AHC

improved drainage.

pine bark to keep the structure open.

• Blend of particle sizes for open structure providing • For indoor and outdoor crops. • For 9-14cm pots, tubs and baskets. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0

Blended particle sizes† 70% 0-10mm / 30% 6-12mm

• A blend of 0-10mm and 6-12mm peat plus 5-12mm

• This product is well drained and has a low base fertilizer. • Suitable for 9cm to 3 litre pots. • pH range 4.8 - 5.5 Conductivity 269-379µs

Nutrients Added 144N 73P 239K

Blended particle sizes† 45% 0-10mm / 35% 6-12mm + 20% 5-12mm bark

Conductivity 234-336µs

Nutrients Added 135N 60P 199K

Levington Pot Plant General - PPG

• A blend of 0-10mm and 6-12mm particles providing a good open structure.

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• To be used in small pots up to 2 litres, baskets and tubs. • pH range 5.3 - 6.0

Blended particle sizes† 40% 0-10mm / 60% 6-12mm

Conductivity 269-379µs

Nutrients Added 144N 73P 239K

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Levington Container Nursery Stock Within the Levington range there are two off-the-shelf standard mixes for container nursery stock. Taken as the industry standard over many years, ICL continue to invest in the development of their growing media. Making it not only the most technologically advanced growing media but also the best value.

Levington CNS General

Levington CNS Ericaceous

and 6-12mm particles of peat. This allows it to flow readily into smaller pots yet retain a reasonable open structure for drainage.

general as is the starter fertilizer.

• Levington CNS General is made up of a blend of 0-10mm

• For use in 9cm pots for liners up to 2 litre pots. • pH range between 4.8 - 5.3, together with a low level of starter fertilizer.

Blended particle sizes† 40% 0-10mm / 60% 6-12mm

Conductivity 150-250µs

• The structure of this growing media is based on CNS • Designed for acid loving plants such as Heather, Rhododendrons, Camellia and Pieris.

• Less lime to provide a pH of 4.4 - 5.0 Blended particle size† 40% 0-10mm / 60% 6-12mm

Conductivity 150-250µs

Nutrients Added 180N 92P 299K

Nutrients Added 90N 46P 150K + Product specification is subject to change dependent on raw material availability and moisture content in order to maintain consistency, quality and high level of performance. Due to its inherent consistency and potential contamination problems we do not allow green waste on our site. speak to your local ICL Technical Area Sales Manager for further information regarding this.

Remember contact your Technical Area Sales Manager (see page 55) who can provide you with a custom mix solution should you require coarser mixes or the addition of Osmocote and plant protection products to suit your needs.

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Sustain Safe, reliable and renewable peat free Growing Media from the brand you can trust. Born from years of research, development and experienced gained from years of working within the ornamental industry, ICL’s Levington Advance Sustain provides growers with the ultimate in sustainable growing media. Carefully produced for the professional growing industry ICL have a range of products that can be used as standard or as part of the Levington Advance Solutions programme.

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The non-peat based growing media providing great base nutrition and essential trace elements to your crops Controlled release fertilizers which guarantee quality of release and performance (see pages 20-30) Essential trace element package provided as standard (see page 32)

Tailor Made Solutions

Our team of highly qualified advisers provide you with specific recommendations regarding the correct nutrition for your crops and which inputs can be added to customise your growing media mix. This is all the more essential when growing in a non-peat based growing media. Our advisers are there not only at the outset but advice continues throughout the growing season making sure that you maximise your crops quality and profitability.

A multi use biological fungicide for protection against damping off and root rot diseases (see page 46)

Our team of Technical Area Sales Managers (see page 55) are always on hand to provide advice on adjusting the specification to suit your crops, whether it is providing a coarser material or different pH.

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Pot & Bedding SM1

Levington Advance Sustain Seed & Modular growing media has a low base level of fertilizer to meet the individual requirements of crops and there growing regimes.

Levington Advance Sustain is designed to be used from 3cm pots up to 9cm pots and allows for growth of even the most sensitive of plants.

• Suitable for all seed sowing. • Ensures even the most sensitive seedlings can grow

• Suitable for growing the most sensitive of bedding plants. • Encourages rooting and allows for control of growth with

• Growth of the seedlings can be controlled with water

• Cell packs and small pots up to 9cm. • Includes H2Gro wetting agent for great water management

exceptionally.

soluble fertilizers.

• Includes H2Gro wetting agent for great water management and improved rooting.

• Micromax essential trace element package included as standard.

follow up water soluble feeding.

and improved rooting.

• Essential trace element package included as standard. • pH range 5.5 - 6.2

• Modules, trays and small pots up to 7cm. • pH range 5.5 - 6.2 Particle Blend+ 100% Coir

Conductivity 200-294µs

Particle Blend+ 50%Coir/25% Fibagro/25% 0-8mm Bark

Conductivity 234-336µs

Nutrients Added 96N 49P 159K

Nutrients Added 120N 61P 199K

Pot Plant SMCP

Container Nursery Stock SCNS General

Levington Advance Sustain for Pot Plants is specifically designed to provide an open structure for optimum drainage. It allows for good rooting and with low base fertilizer allowing for more controlled growth utilizing Osmocote Exact technology.

Levington Advance Sustain for container nursery stock is formulated to flow in to even small pots whilst retaining a good open structure for drainage.

• Blend of materials for open structure providing improved drainage.

• For indoor and outdoor crops. • For 9-14cm pots, tubs and baskets. • Includes H2Gro wetting agent for great water management and improved rooting

• Includes H2Gro wetting agent for great water management and improved rooting.

• Essential trace element package included as standard. • Low level of starter fertilizer. • For use in pots and liners from 9cm to 2 litres. • pH range 4.8 - 5.5

• Essential trace element package included as standard. • pH range 5.5 - 6.2

Particle Blend+ 40%Coir/25% Fibagro/25% 0-8mm Bark/10% 5-12mm Bark

Particle Blend+ 40%Coir/30% Fibagro/30% 0-8mm Bark

Conductivity 269-379μs

Conductivity 150-250μs

Nutrient Added 144N 73P 239K

+ Product specification is subject to change dependent on raw material availability and moisture content in order to maintain consistency, quality and high level of performance. Due to its inherent consistency and potential contamination problems we do not allow green waste on our site. speak to your local ICL Technical Area Sales Manager for further information regarding this.

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Nutrient Added 90N 46P 150K


“ Working with ICL our plant quality has noticeably improved.” Lee Melady, Boultons Nurseries using Levington Advance Solutions

ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions tailored growing media programme allows you to grow, nurture and protect your crops throughout the growing season in complete confidence. Lee Melady and his team at Boultons wanted to differentiate their offering by using peat-free growing media. They turned to ICL’s Dean Sandford to help. Using a Levington Advance Sustain peat-free growing mix, Lee was delighted with the results. “Working with ICL our plant quality has noticeably improved, in particular at rooting out and in overall late season plant vigour. We now produce a range of shrubs, trees and hedging plants peat free and we are seeing real progress in overall quality. The product quality and ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions service has been first class.”

ICL’s Dean Sandford with Lee Melady from Boultons

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ICL products are seen as the industry standard and trusted by growers worldwide when it comes to nurturing ornamental crops to peak condition. From the Osmocote range of controlled release fertilizers to the pure and premium quality of Peters water soluble fertilizer, ICL has the solutions to meet every crop situation. With our AngelaWeb 2.0 precision nutrition programme and expert advice, you can be assured that with ICL your crops are getting what they need, when they need it.

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PRECISION NUTRITION FREE Technical Service Provided by ICL Designed by experts at ICL, AngelaWeb 2.0 takes precision nutrition to the next level.

“Since its launch, we are seeing growing interest and uptake in AngelaWeb 2.0 from agronomists.”

Containing over 900 individual recommendations, tailored to specific ornamental as well as some fruit crops, AngelaWeb 2.0 takes in to account the crop type, variety, growing media and growth phase to display the specific nutritional demands. By inputting information regarding the water source and how it is applied, and selecting the fertilizer products of choice, AngelaWeb 2.0 calculates a regime tailored to the exact needs of the crop.

“AngelaWeb 2.0 simply and quickly assesses if the correct amount of nutrients are being applied to a crop and ensure inputs are not being needlessly wasted. By employing this software tool it is possible to quickly assess if critical set points are being achieved in the nutrition programme. As well as independent agronomist and growers, major agronomy groups are currently putting AngelaWeb 2.0 through its paces.”

Designed by the experts in precision nutrition for professionals

Andrew Wilson (ICL Technical Manager UK & Ireland)

Helps ensure the crop gets exactly what it requires Set to play a key role helping UK growers comply with the new water framework directive Maximise your crop yields No more nutrient wastage Increase productivity Save precious management time

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PRECISION NUTRITION

Giving your crops what they need?

Saving you time, money and helping the environment

Many factors impact on plant quality and providing the correct nutrition is among the most important. It not only has a key role to play in preventing plant diseases, but is vital to healthy growth and, where appropriate, crop yield - therefore ultimately financial performance.

While some find manually calculating crop nutrition programmes for different crop stages somewhat daunting, it can also be time consuming. AngelaWeb 2.0 looks to save precious management time and decrease any errors in nutrient calculations.

Plants need the correct nutrients depending on the growth stage, the growing media and its pH and Electrical Conductivity (EC). Water quality is another key parameter and on many nurseries it can change through the season when switching between different water sources. How it is applied to crop also has an impact.

With the rising price of mineral raw materials and transport costs, fertilizer is a significant input cost. Apply too little and crop quality/yield suffers, apply too much and money is wasted, the environment suffers and growers may fall foul of the new water framework directive.

How it works... Web based, AngelaWeb 2.0 is straightforward to operate and apply. First the crop, including the variety, as well as growing media type and growth phase is selected. From this the crop’s specific nutritional demands are displayed as well as the option to create Controlled Release Fertilizer simulations. The next step involves inputting data from a detailed analysis of the water source and how it is to be applied. Next, by selecting from a list of ‘straights’ or water soluble fertilizers, the software calculates a fertilizer regime. In support of this, it generates a graph showing the percentage of the plants nutritional needs being fulfilled at each growth stage, as well as the EC level. As the season progresses if certain elements changes, such as the water source, the existing data can be retrieved and changes quickly made. The software, having made the necessary tweaks and adjustments to the fertilizer programme, produces new print outs and reports.

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AngelaWeb 2.0 generates graphs showing the percentage of the plants nutritional needs being fulfilled at each growth stage and at the EC level.


AngelaWeb 2.0 at work Customer A’s current practice is to mix a standard 2 Kg 5-6m and 2Kg 12-14m controlled release fertilizer (CRF) but is not getting the results he wants.

• Visit by ICL Technical Area Sales Manager - Poor growth and rooting seen.

• ICL Technical Area Sales Manager takes water and growing media samples and sends to Lab for a full analysis report. • Results are fed in to AngelaWeb 2.0 providing a complete nutrient solution for the crop. • ICL do not recommend mixing longevities of CRF and the growers poor results show why.

Customer A CRF initial nutrient release • Very high at the start when the plants are rooting out and less nutrients are needed. • Leads to - Overdose of nutrients. - High EC levels causing damage to the plant roots.

AngelaWeb 2.0 Recommendation Osmocote Standard Release • AngelaWeb 2.0 identifies these deficiencies and provides solution for healthier plants. • Just using 4kg of Osmocote Standard 12-14 months more closely matches plant demand. - Optimum rates will be advised through the AngelaWeb 2.0 Programme and your ICL Technical Area Sales Manager.

Angelaweb 2.0 Recommendation Osmocote Exact Hi.End • Osmocote Exact Hi.End can be used to improve early rooting and further boost nutrients later in the season for growth. Good release in second Spring. • Depending on the crop your Technical Area Sales Manager will advise as to which is appropriate. 0.35 0.3 0.25 0.2

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Customer A • Nutrient deficiencies utilising competitor CRF. - Only 2kg of 12-14 too low for any plants kept to the following spring. • Release at odds with plant demand.

Customer A • Losing nutrition when plant needs are greater. • Plant loses colour because its needs are higher than released but the mix of standard CRFs.

AngelaWeb 2.0 - Water Results • AngelaWeb 2.0 has also

identified Customer A has hard water within the irrigation system

• Further advice and

recommendation can be given on water soluble fertilizers from AngelaWeb 2.0

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Osmocote - Trusted and innovative control release fertilizers developed over nearly five decades. Having pioneered controlled release fertilizers 49 years ago, our worldleading Osmocote range of products are still evolving thanks to innovative new technologies. The most significant difference between then and now is the level of applied scientific horticultural knowledge.

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Our most advanced, 4th generation, Osmocote fertilizers provide a choice of longevities as well as the way nutrients are released making these products unique. No matter which Osmocote controlled release fertilizer product is selected, growers can rest assured the highest quality and return on investment will be delivered.

Benefits of using Osmocote

proven performance, highest safety for plants

• Plants grow better as they get the

nutrients they require at any given growth stage.

• Guaranteed safety - nutrient

leeching is minimised making it the most environmentally friendly product on the market.

• Plant quality is guaranteed thanks to optimum uniform growth.

• There are less pest and disease

pressures thanks to an even supply of nutrients and healthy plant growth.

• Satisfied customers, as plants retain

Additional to Osmocote Pro: Osmocote coating technology

Addtional to Osmocote:

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Trace element package included in the granules

Orange color tracer for easy recognition

100% coated NPK Full range of longevities available

The original Proven performance Controlled release fertilizer

1st generation coated fertilizer

✚ Pre-defined release patterns ✚ Designed to perform in every situation

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Meets highest quality standards

Color tracer for each longevity for easy recognition

Highest safety for plants Premium trace element package included

The safest Osmocote ever

Additional to Osmocote Exact:

DCT (Double Coating Technology) included. Innovative technology which enables programmed release patterns.

Especially suitable for challenging growing conditions.

Taking fertilizers to a higher level

Controlled release fertilizer

2nd generation coated fertilizer

Patterned release fertilizer

3rd generation coated fertilizer

their high quality after consumer purchase, thanks to the continued release of nutrients.

Programmed release fertilizer

4th generation coated fertilizer

Working principles of Osmocote Quick guide to coated controlled release fertilizers... Every granule is covered by an organic coating that regulates the daily release of nutrients.

Granules contain NPK, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo and Zn.

Water penetrates through the coating and dissolves the nutrients inside the granule.

The dissolved nutrients are released through the coating, by osmotic pressure.

Influenced by the temperature, the nutrients are released at a constant, regular and controlled rate during the longevity.

Once empty, the membrane will gradually break down.

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Protect Osmocote Exact Protect is a 4th generation ‘programmed release’ fertilizer developed for crops potted on in the autumn and winter seasons in Northern Europe. 14-8-11+2MgO+TE

Designed to be used from mid-October until the end of December, it contains only dual coated granules. Nutrient release is ‘delayed’ with hardly any release during winter so the EC in the growing media remains low during the first 2-3 months.

Advantages of using Osmocote Exact Protect

• Availability of nutrients matches closely with plant need as a result of ‘programmed release’.

• Protect is specially designed for container nursery stock

The postponed start principle Osmocote Exact WITHOUT DCT

Osmocote Exact WITH 100% DCT

potted on in autumn and winter.

• Efficient use of released nutrients. Nutrients are released when the plant is able to take them up.

POSTPONED START

• Safe and reliable, it is based on proven Exact technology. • Re-fertilization in spring is not required saving time and money.

• Improves plant quality, yields and ultimately return on

1M

2M

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High K Osmocote Exact High K helps provide quality flowering plants which are compact with good leaf colouring. This is essential in order for growers to maximise return on investments through sales and transportation. 12-7-19+TE

Utilizing ICL’s patented Double Coating Technology (DCT) Osmocote Exact High K optimizes the release of new raw materials which match the demands of the plant. This gives growers confidence in performance, safety and end results which lead to higher returns and better plants. Osmocote Exact High K is suitable for use in container nursery stock, perennials, pot plants and bedding plants.

Advantages of using Osmocote Exact High K

• Good results for compact growth; ideal N / K ratio, combined with Low P (reduced stretching).

• Plant roots develop very well with new High K because of optimal EC first weeks after potting.

• Excellent leaf shine and colour, thanks to the full trace element package + ultimate Iron release.

• Improved plant quality for consumers thanks to the long lasting effect of Osmocote Exact High K..

• Improved availability with use of new raw materials. • Lower P content for reduced stretching and therefore better compact growth.

• Improved iron availability, for better leaf colour. • Includes DCT for better nutrient release throughout the growing season.

• Better plants and return on investment.

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Hi.End Uniquely offering ‘programmed release’, ICL’s Osmocote Exact Hi.End incorporates ICL’s latest 4th generation controlled release fertilizer technology. This sophisticated product has been developed to address the specific needs of plants that need more nutrition in their second growth phase. 15-9-12+2MgO+TE 5-6m 15-9-11+2MgO+TE 8-9m 15-8-11+2MgO+TE 12-14m Advantages of using Osmocote Exact Hi.End

• Improves crop quality, helps improve yields and ultimately increases ‘return on investment’.

• GREAT VALUE - Provides an integrated fertilizer boost

saving time and money on additional fertilizer applications during the growing season.

• Environmentally safe - less leaching into water systems. • Due to the higher nutrient release in the second growing

100% 75% 50% 25%

phase that matches the plant needs, plant growth is optimised.

• Offers new possibilities for use in greenhouses and tunnels with elevated temperatures.

• Is safe and reliable, based on proven ICL’s patented coating and Exact technology.

• Reduces disease pressure as plants are more vigorous, especially in the second growing phase.

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Due to Osmocote Hi. Ends ‘programmed release’, nutrient supply optimally matches plant needs. Meaning it delivers nutrients when the plant needs it later in the growing season, exactly when meeting the plants requirements.

• Trials clearly show the added value of Osmocote Exact Hi.End at a 25% increased dosage.

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“ We rely on ICL’s expertise to get the best outcomes.” Ian Nelson, Johnsons of Whixley, using Osmocote CRF and Exemptor as part of their Levington Advance Solutions

ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions tailored growing media programme allows you to Grow, Nurture and Protect your crops throughout the growing season in complete confidence. Johnsons of Whixley is one of the longest established and largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe. On five sites, totaling 20 ha, the nursery produces over 2.8 million container grown shrubs and herbaceous plants. The production team, led by Ian Nelson, works with ICL’s Wendy Robinson on six Levington Advance Solutions mixes, each carefully tailored with Osmocote controlled release fertilizers and plant protection products such as Exemptor, to suit different crops.

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ICL’s Wendy Robinson with Ian Nelson from Johnsons of Whixley

“As we move into new products we rely on ICL’s expertise to look at new mixes to get the best outcomes. “ Says Ian.

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Standard Osmocote Exact Standard products employ proven 3rd generation technology, providing the assurance of quality, safety and uniformity throughout the growth season and, if desired, patterned release. 15-9-12+2MgO+TE 5-6m 15-9-11+2MgO+TE 8-9m & 12-14m

For plants that have equal nutrient demands throughout the entire growing cycle, Osmocote Exact Standard is the ideal choice. Crops that have difficulty with rooting respond well to Osmocote Exact Hi.End, which releases fewer nutrients at the beginning. The Osmocote Exact range has the right products to suit any situation.

Osmocote Exact Standard

Osmocote Exact, 3rd generation controlled release fertilizers, combine safety, consistency and patterned release. Osmocote Exact closely follows plant growth, making the product not only very efficient but also very safe.

Advantages of using Osmocote Exact Standard

• Highest possible controlled release and safety fertilizer. • All essential trace elements. • Part of the granules are colour-coded according to longevity to avoid mistakes.

• Very consistent, every bag of Osmocote Exact Standard gives identical results. • Excellent quality control, exceeding all industry standards. • Available in various release patterns, tailored to the crop requirements.

• Provides optimal plant growth, as well as being very efficient and environmentally friendly.

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“ Osmocote consistently gives us the results we are looking for.” Rodney Shearer, Alba Trees, using Osmocote CRF as part of his Levington Advance Solution

ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions tailored growing media programme allows you to Grow, Nurture and Protect your crops throughout the growing season in complete confidence. Rodney Shearer is Managing Director and one of the founding directors at Alba Trees. “As production grew and became increasingly sophisticated we started to look around for a more consistent, quality growing media,” he says. “Having conducted a series of in-house trials we were particularly impressed by the overall high performance and consistency of Levington Advance growing media mixes, and switched to ICL.” For the nutrition programme Rodney has put his trust in Osmocote controlled release fertilizer, pre mixed in to the growing media. “All our growing mixes contain Osmocote Exact Standard (12-14 months),” he says. “This consistently gives us the results we are looking for.”

ICL’s Ian Todd (right) with Chris Allan from Alba Trees

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Mini Specially developed for use in small substrate volumes, Osmocote Exact Mini is ideal for pots smaller than 8cm, for example plugs and trays with small compartments. With a granule size 0.85 to 2.0mm, this product guarantees optimum distribution of nutrients in substrate. The granules are so small that good distribution can be achieved even in volumes starting at 20ml. Advantages of using Osmocote Exact Mini

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• The reliability of Osmocote Exact, but for pots with small volumes. • Uniform plant growth, thanks to good granule distribution. • 100% coated and therefore 100% safe for plants. • Every granule contains all the nutrients. • Easy, accurate dosing. • Nutrition and irrigation are separated, enabling both to be optimised.

• Very easy to apply.

Tablet Osmocote Exact Tablets offer convenience and very accurate rates of nutrients. Due to their cone-like shape, the tablets can be easily pushed into the growing media. As with Osmocote Exact, the longevity is instantly recognized by the colour of the granules in the tablets. Tablets are available in 5 gram and 7.5 gram formats.

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Advantages of using Osmocote Exact Standard Products

• Safety: highest possible safety, controlled release and

high level of all essential trace elements. Colour-coded for longevity to avoid mistakes.

• Consistency: highly consistent, every box of product gives identical results thanks to excellent quality control exceeding all industry standards. • Patterned release: available in various release patterns,

exactly tailored to crop requirements, to provide optimal plant growth. Very efficient and therefore environmentally friendly.

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Osmocote Pro is a 2nd generation controlled release fertilizer with a high NPK content. Containing all necessary trace elements it has a fixed release pattern. 17-11-10+2MgO+TE 3-4m & 5-6m 16-11-10+2MgO+TE 8-9m – 12-14m Osmocote Pro is available in four longevities 3-4 months, 5-6 months, 8-9 months and 12-14 months.

Advantages of Osmocote Pro

• Contains trace elements. • 100% coated NPK, Mg and trace

elements, plants are supplied with all required nutrients during the whole crop cycle. • Offers good value for money. • Has a high NPK content. • Safe, reliable and easy to use.

Osmocote Bloom controlled release fertilizer for bedding plants is specifically designed for annuals in small pots. 12-7-18+1.5MgO+TE Containing NPK, Magnesium and all necessary micro elements, it is 100% coated and has a pre-defined longevity.

Advantages of Osmocote Bloom

• NPK ratio of 2:1:3 is perfect for

condensed growth of bedding plants. • Mini granule ideal for mixing in small pots and packs. • Lower fertilizer inputs so environmentally friendly. • Easy to use, at full rates no need for water soluble fertilizers. • Improves shelf life of bedding plants in trade and consumer phases. • Full trace element package and elevated trace element level. • 100% coated NPK, Mg and traces; plants are supplied with all necessary nutrients for the full crop cycle. • Good value for money. • Safe and reliable.

Osmocote Start is designed as a starter fertilizer for crops with a short cultivation cycle. 11-11-17+2MgO+TE Fully coated, it has an NPK composition of 11-11-17 and contains all essential trace elements. Refined coatings enable uniform and controlled supply of nutrients to plants with a lower EC, even during shorter growing periods. Osmocote Start is also virtually free from nutrient leaching. It creates prime rooting conditions since the nutrition it provides can be combined with low salt levels.

Advantages of Osmocote Start

• Specialist product for slow growing plants with long cropping cycle.

• Promotes improved rooting and crop colour.

• Fully coated and provides uniform release.

• Less leaching and extremely efficient. • Safe to use, no salt-stress. • Easy to apply and dust-free.

High K formulations available...

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Osmocote Topdress FT (Fusion Technology) 4-5 month is our coated fertilizer specifically designed for topdress applications in container nursery stock. Containing fast and slow release NPK, it also contains Mg and all the essential trace elements. As well as providing a quick green up, this topdress will satisfy all the plants nutrition needs over the subsequent 4-5 months. Simple things are often the best. Knowing that container nursery stock plants tend to fall over in windy conditions, Osmocote Topdress FT contains a component which makes the granules stick to the growing media. Even if the plant falls over, growers know they have not wasted time or money applying a topdress.

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Advantages of using Osmocote Topdress FT

• Contains fast and slow release nitrogen and phosphorous. • Fine granule size for an even distribution. • Sticks to the growing medium – no loss of granules if the pot is blown over.

• Is dust free. • Contains extra trace elements for greening effect.

In situations where growers are simply looking for quick greening up, we recommend our 2-3 month topdress, OsmoTop. This coated fertilizer is specially developed for topdress applications in container nursery stock. OsmoTop combines our coated and directly available fertilizers in a single product that releases its nutrients over 2-3 months. OsmoTop contains NPK, Mg and three essential trace elements.

Advantages of using OsmoTop

• Contains fast and controlled release nitrogen. • Fine granule size makes for even distribution on containers. • Sticks to the growing media surface. • Is dust free. • Contains extra trace elements for greening effect.

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Application Rates for Osmocote Hi.End and Standard Recommended Rates gram per Litre

Bedding Plants For container and baskets use Heavy feeding rate

Pot Plants High K formulations available for certain crops

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Containers > 10 lites 10 - 20 gram +1 gram for every extra litre content

The above are general rates, for crop specific recommendations talk to ICL. Recommendations powered by AngelaWeb 2.0

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The ultimate trace element packages for your crops.

Micromax Premium Micromax Premium is a fine granular fertilizer with trace elements, which are essential in order to obtain optimum plant growth. The unique formula also increases the efficiency of the major elements.

Micromax WS Iron Micromax WS Iron is a premium fully water-soluble fertilizer, consisting of EDDHA-chelated iron plus X3, a biostimulant that enhances the absorption of the Fe-chelate compound into plant leaves resulting in optimum nutrient uptake.

Micromax WS TE Micromax WS TE is a premium watersoluble trace element mix, consisting of all major trace-elements (TE), whereby all cationic ones are present in chelated form.

Product advantages • Prevents deficiencies via a well- Product advantages Product advantages balanced composition of essential • Well balanced combination of trace • Fe deficiency disappears within a few days. trace elements. elements. • Promotes rapid absorption of the Fe • Stimulates rooting and performs a • Superior product for containerized crops. enclosed, into the crop’s leaves and base for healthy plant growth. roots. • Perfect start-up effect.  • Promotes rapid absorption of the TE • Long lasting supply of trace elements • Enhances plant photosynthesis and enclosed, into the crop’s leaves and roots. to the plants, up to 16months. other metabolic functions. • Enhances all plant’s metabolic • Very safe in use, prevents toxicity • Dissolves quickly and totally, so that functions in which these TE are crucial prerequisites. symptoms. solution preparation is easy and • Simple to apply and an even distribution trouble-free. • Dissolves quickly and totally, so that in growing media. • Contains X3, a specific biostimulant solution preparation is easy and trouble-free. • Stimulates rooting, strong and healthy that enhances an effective nutrient uptake. crops. • Contains X3, a specific biostimulant that • Environmentally friendly, very low • Can be tank-mixed with a wide range enhances an effective nutrient uptake. leaching of nutrients. of other fertilizers and crop-protection • EDTA and DTPA are powerful chelating compounds. agents. Mn-EDTA, is 2 to 5 times better available to the plant than non-chelated Manganese (eg manganese sulphate).

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Water Soluble Fertilizers To produce the best plants you need the best fertilizers. By offering the most technologically advanced products available today, ICL provides growers with the finest fertilizers enabling them to deliver the highest quality plants to their customers. Peters fertilizers offer optimum feeding delivering amazing quality and beautiful colour. These products contain NPK, Magnesium, trace elements and M-77 technology. Our Peters range leads the way technically providing the highest quality products available in the market. There are two types: 1) Peters Professional - suitable for all water types, this wide range offers very specific products for particular growth phases or specialist crops. 2) Peters Excel - specifically formulated to improve water quality. Peters Excel “Acidifier” is formulated to improve hard-water conditions while Peters Excel “CalMag” has been developed to combat soft-water conditions and includes Calcium and extra Magnesium in the formulation. The ICL Universol range is the standard in ornamental water soluble fertilizers – offering reliability and great value for money. Universol boasts a simple range of powerful fertilizers for all crop growth phases. Each bag is uniquely colour coded, to make choice and application easy, and contains a balanced NPK formula with Magnesium and trace elements. The Universol range has recently expanded to include hard and soft water fertilizers, minimizing water issues and delivering healthier plants and easier cultivation. These new hard and soft water products are complete NPK fertilizers; including Calcium (in soft water formulation), Magnesium and trace elements. When it comes to water soluble fertilizers, ICL has the answers.

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ICL’s Peters Professional range is the one to count on when needing 100% water soluble fertilizers. Peters Professional has a full range of formulations that respond to specific growing situations and different growth phases.

Thanks to our exclusive M-77 chelating formula, Peters Professional gives an assurance that nutrients and trace elements remain readily available for fast and easy uptake - even during colder times of the year, when plants are under increased stress. M-77 “unlocks” the rooting area, allowing an effective increase in the absorption of nutrients. Peters Professional products do not contain any salts, such as chlorine, carbonates or sulphates. This helps optimise the feeding capacity rate, even with low levels of EC. Whether choosing Peters Professional by ICL as a standard fertilizer, or as a means to solve a particular problem, you can be certain it will deliver a complete fertilization plan.

Advantages of Peters Professional

• Contains NPK, magnesium and trace elements. • Pure formulations, no mixed substances. • Quick plant response. • Smaller granules to guarantee 100% water soluble. • Contains M-77 for maximum effect.

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Other products in the Peters Professional range... Blossom Booster 10-30-20+2MgO+TE Blossom Booster has high phosphates levels and an N:K ratio of 1:2. This combination makes Blossom Booster the ideal product for improving bud formation and development. Allrounder 20-20-20+TE Allrounder has a balanced NPK formula which contains 13% urea. It is particularly suited for use in the spring and summer months. It acts as a foliar feed and encourages healthy plant growth.

Hi-Nitro 30-10-10+TE Hi-Nitro has a 24.6% nitrogen urea content, and is equipped with a package of trace elements. It is ideal for use in spring/summer and/or when high levels of nitrogen are needed quickly. The high levels of Nitrogen allow for extremely fast and healthy foliar growth. Combi-Sol 6-18-36+3MgO+TE Combi-Sol has enhanced levels of trace elements which deliver perfect results, even if diluted. It can be used in two tank systems with calcium nitrate. The product has a 1:6 N:K ratio for promoting excellent, compact plant growth. It is ideal to use when irrigation water contains high levels of nitrogen. It can also be used as a complete fertilizer.

Foliar Feed 27-15-12+TE Foliar Feed has 20.4% nitrogen urea content, and comes equipped with a unique package of trace elements. This special combination encourages strong root growth and is the ideal foliar feed. Fast acting and great for greening up plants before sale.

Power P 9-40-25+TE Power P has high levels of polyphosphates which allow growers to obtain quick plant reaction throughout various stages of the plant cycle. Power P can be applied during rooting, right before pruning, and even before flowering. What makes Power P unique to other polyphosphate products is that it requires no additional fertilizers; the acidity of the stock solution will automatically stabilize itself.

Grow Mix 21-07-21+3MgO+TE Grow-Mix has a balanced N:K ratio with low levels of Phosphate, making it perfect for promoting balanced growth in pot plants. A large amount of the nitrogen consists of urea, allowing for perfect cultivating of orchids. Poinsettia Mix 17-7-27+2MgO+TE Poinsettia Mix contains modified levels of boron, zinc and molybdenum to ensure perfect plant health and quality. The Poinsettia Mix has high levels of nitrate nitrogen, therefore encouraging strong root growth. Potash Special 20-05-30+TE Potash Special is popular with many pot plant growers due to its N:K ratio of 1:1.5. The distinct proportion of urea also allows for additional supplements of nitrogen to be delivered a few days after application. Winter Grow Special 20-10-20+TE Winter Grow Special has a balanced N:K ratio. It also contains high levels (12%) of quick absorbing nitrate nitrogen. This delivers a quick plant reaction, particularly promoting strong rooting. It is the ideal application for a healthy, winter plant growth. Potassium Booster 12-0-43+TE Potassium Booster has a powerful N:K ratio of 1:4. This quickly elevates potassium levels within the plant. It is also packed with numerous trace elements along with a 12% nitrate nitrogen level. Potassium Booster not only promotes good condensed growth, but great plant colour too.

Plant Finisher 9-9-36+2MgO+TE Specifically formulated for compact controlled growth, with extra Iron for optimum leaf colour, Plant Finisher is ideal in the later stages of propagation.

Plant Starter 10-52-10 Plant Starter has high phosphates levels together with a balanced N:K ratio. This combination makes Plant Starter the ideal product for stimulating the development of a good root system as well as flower buds. Use after potting young plants for optimum uniform rooting.

Pot Plant Special 15-11-29 +TE Ideal for pot and bedding plants, the N:K ratio of 1:2 ensures good colour, controlled growth and high quality. A high proportion of nitrate nitrogen promotes quick results.

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Our Peters Excel products feature unique formulations delivering complete plant nutrition using a single-concentrate stock tank, while taking into account the quality of irrigation water. This helps minimise labour, reducing overall costs while improving quality. All Peters Excel products are completely water soluble, keeping irrigation systems clean.

ICL offers two main Peters Excel ranges, the “Acidifier” range for hard water conditions and the “CalMag” range for soft water. Acidifier has a bicarbonate-neutralizing effect which helps to achieve a stable pH level in the growing media. This improvement also reduces the EC value of the irrigation water. Acidifier also comes with M-77 technology, allowing for maximum absorbability of nutrients. Lastly, Acidifier delivers excellent growth and colour due to its high levels of chelated trace elements. CalMag delivers a continuous supply of calcium and magnesium, which is missing in soft water systems. It is also extremely reliable due to its composition of raw ingredients and chelated trace elements. This provides for healthy colour and optimum growth. Similar to Acidifier, CalMag contains M-77 technology and has a single-tank mixing concept; all nutrient elements are in a single stock tank. Whether for hard or soft water conditions, thanks to our Peters Excel range, ICL has the appropriate product to help professional growers cultivate healthy and strong plants.

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Peters Excel soft water range

Peters Excel hard water range

CalMag Grower 15-5-15+7Ca0+3Mg0+TE

Hard Water Grow Special 18-10-18+2MgO+TE

CalMag Grower has a balanced N:K ratio that is engineered to promote healthy growth. It is a single-tank mix formula containing all the necessary nutrients plants require. CalMag Grower is also compatible with calcium nitrate.

Hard Water Grow Special delivers balanced growth where hard irrigation water is used.

CalMag Finisher 13-5-20+7Ca0+2MgO+TE

Hard Water Finisher 14-10-26+2MgO+TE

CalMag Finisher is a single-tank mix fertilizer providing plants with all the essential nutrients required. It is often used as a follow-up to CalMag Grower. It has a high potassium formula that leads to compact and condensed growth.

Hard Water Finisher delivers remarkable compact growth and flowering. Due to its N:K ratio of 1:2, it can be used in irrigation water containing high nitrogen levels.

Features and benefits of Peters Excel CalMag Grower

Extra Acidifier 15-14-25+TE

• Especially developed for use in soft water, unique in

This special formulation can handle hard irrigation water with high amounts of bicarbonate. It has a stronger acidifying effect than other Peters Excel acidifiers.

its effects.

• Healthy growth as a result of continuous supply of calcium and magnesium.

• Reliable system thanks to selected composition of raw materials and chelated trace elements.

• High level of chelated trace elements ensures perfect color and growth.

• High level of chelated trace elements ensures perfect color and growth.

• Single-tank-mix concept: all nutrient elements in a single storage tank, including calcium.

While solving hard irrigation water problems, our acidifying Peters Excel products contain high amount of chelated trace elements, produces outstanding colour and healthy growth.

Advantages of Peters Excel acidifying range

• pH level of soil is stable due to (Bicarbonate) HCO3 - buffering effect.

• Quality of water for watering/irrigation is improved. • Reduces EC value. • Prevents drippers from blocking. • Keeps irrigation systems clean. • Contains Peters M-77 chelating complex.

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Nurture

Universol is a great value water soluble fertilizer for pot, bedding and all container nursery stock. Trusted by growers, the Universol range helps consistently deliver high quality plants.

This versatile range can tackle any situation. Colour coded for easy-use, the Universol range features our Bright Solution System. Using carefully selected ingredients ensures consistent quality – gives clear results and a clean irrigation system. Universol products are renowned for their reliability and great value for money.

Advantages of Universol

• NPK formula with Magnesium and trace elements. • Colour-coded for ease of use. • Excellent value for money. • Features the unique Bright Solution System.

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Universol Blue 18-11-18+2.5MgO+TE

Universol Orange 16-5-25+3.4MgO+TE

Well balanced mid-season growth Universol Blue has a balanced NPK ratio and elevated amounts of trace elements to help ensure even growth in the middle of the season. Additionally, it will help to increase the development of the plant. It is a balanced formula to use after Universol Yellow.

Slower growth to promote flowering Universol Orange is an effective, highquality water soluble fertilizer which dissolves very quickly for immediate use. While helping to slow down plant growth, it encourages flowering. Packed with potassium, Universol Orange is great to use on flowering pot and bedding plants. It is also ideal to use if there is excess nitrogen in the irrigation water.

Universol Yellow 12-30-12+2.2MgO + TE

Universol Violet 10-10-30+3.3MgO+TE

Boost root and shoot bud growth Universol Yellow gets plants off to a good start. Containing a high amount of phosphate it gives a valuable early boost to root and shoot bud growth. Apply once or twice soon after potting young plants to aid establishment.

Compact strong early growth Universol Violet contains high levels of potassium encouraging compact and strong growth, great leaf colour, and excellent flower development. Ideal to use for slowing down plant growth, it can be used as a holding feed. Additionally, it will help balance out nutrition if nitrogen is present in the irrigation water.

Universol Green 23-6-10+2.7MgO+TE Nitrogen boost for extra growth Universol Green contains a high level of nitrogen to boost growth. It contains the perfect balance of readily available nitrate nitrogen and ammonium nitrogen to promote medium to long term growth. Universol Green is best to apply at the beginning of the crop cycle, just after completing Universol Yellow.

Universol Basic 4-19-35+4.1MgO+TE For 2 tank systems and hardening off Universol Basic contains elevated amounts of trace elements to help ensure optimum crop performance in pot plants. It is designed for application through a two tank systems. Universol Basic can also be used for the sole purpose of hardening off pot, bedding or container nursery stock.

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Nurture

Universol Hard and Soft water range Universol Soft Water

Our three new Universol Soft Water products have been developed for application in soft irrigation water and contain NPK, Mg, Ca and a full package of trace elements.

Universol Soft Water 312R 18-7-12+6CaO+2MgO+TE

With a nitrogen aimed N:K ratio of 3:2 and high calcium, Universol Soft Water 312R is ideal for foliar crops and for the early growing phase. This product can be mixed with calcium nitrate. Note: mix up to a maximum 50:50. Before adding the CaNO3, first dissolve the Universol.

Universol Soft Water 213R 14-7-22+5CaO+2MgO+TE

With a potassium aimed N:K ratio of 2:3, this product is ideal for flowering crops and compact growth. Universol Soft Water 213R can be mixed with calcium nitrate making it possible to create a N:K ratio of 1:1.

Universol Soft Water 113R 11-11-31+2CaO+2MgO+TE

With a high potassium aimed N:K ratio of 1:3, this formulation is ideal for flowering crops and to harden off crops in their final growth phase.

Advantages of Universol Soft Water products

• Contains all elements; NPK, magnesium, trace elements and even calcium.

• Always the same composition thanks to stringent quality control.

• Quick effect due to strong, fast performance. • Dissolves entirely and quickly because of the special ingredients and the ‘Bright Solution System’.

• Excellent value for money. • Always a suitable analysis for your crop. • Healthy growth as a result of continuous supply of calcium. • Improves the quality of the irrigation water.

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Universol Hard Water

Our two new Universol Hard Water products have been developed for application in hard irrigation water, with high levels of bicarbonate.

Hard Water 211 23-10-10+2MgO+TE

Hard Water 211 contains NPK, Mg and a full package of trace elements. With an N:K ratio of 2:1, it is ideal for plants requiring high amounts of nitrogen during the early growth stage.

Hard Water 225 11-10-28+2MgO+TE

Hard Water 225 promotes compact growth in flowering plants and is ideal for hardening off plants, acidifying irrigation water and neutralizing bicarbonate. The N:K ratio of 2:5 means this product can be used in combination with water containing high nitrogen levels and with nitrogen fertilizers (eg Nitric acid).

Advantages of Universol Hard Water

• Contains all elements; NPK, magnesium and trace elements.

• Always the same composition thanks to stringent quality control.

• Quick effect due to strong, fast performance. • Dissolves entirely and quickly because of the special ingredients and the ‘Bright Solution System’.

• Excellent value for money. • Always a suitable analysis for your crop. • Improves the quality of your irrigation water, by taking out bicarbonates.

• The pH of the soil remains stable as a result of the HCO3- buffering effect.

Water with high bicarbonate levels (>150ppm) cause system blockages. Hard water causes precipitation of nutrients in irrigation system.

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ICL offers a specialist range of plant protection products providing responsible solutions to controlling weeds, insect and disease problems. Thanks to continuous and successful partnerships, ICL is able to deliver solutions for a range of pest, weed and disease issues. By innovating new formulas, targeting the release of active ingredients using our patented technologies and through integrating crop management programmes, ICL continues to meet and exceed customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; demands.

Protect Providing long-term, protective solutions and nutrition programmes to growers - that do not require multiple applications - is a top priority. Our nationwide team of BASIS qualified and FACTs registered Technical Area Sales Managers is on hand to give advice on all ICL plant protection products.

Our Plant Protection Technologies For incorporation into growing media, ICL offers Exemptor - the only contact and systemic insecticide for the control of black vine weevil and other major soil and foliar pests in container grown ornamentals - both under protection and outside. In cooperation with our partners, ICL also offers a range of market leading fungicides providing in season protection.

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DUAL ACTION FUNGICIDE FOR ORNAMENTAL PLANTS

Protect

Avatar is a leading systemic multi-site fungicide which helps prevent against diseases including damping off and root rot in ornamental crops.

Avatar has two active substances with proven efficacy against oomycete diseases which include: -

• Pythium spp – damping off • Downy Mildew

- Bremia lactucae - Peronospora parasitica (moderate control) - Plasmopara spp Avatar contains two active substances with proven efficacy at protecting broad-leaved crops against oomycete fungi. Direct effects against fungi prevent mycelial growth and penetration, spore production and germination. These are supported by indirect effects which stimulate the plants natural defences through Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR). To ensure good control of oomycete diseases apply Avatar in a protectant programme of treatments before infection occurs.

Features and Benefits

• Dual action liquid with proven efficacy against oomycete

Downy Mildew

MAPP no. 16608

diseases - Pythium spp - Downy Mildew

• Easy to use liquid formulation • Improved resistance management through co-formulation • Flexible application methods - Drench - Foliar spray - Drip irrigation

Additional benefit against other oomycete diseases such as phytophthora species can also be expected.

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INSECTICIDES

Protect

Exemptor is the only contact and systemic insecticide for the control of black vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) and other major soil and foliar pests in container-grown ornamentals both under protection and outside.

It is the only chemical control approved for the control of black vine weevil on outdoor production sites and flowering crops that will be moved outdoors during the flowering period. Exemptor has a broad spectrum of activity against sucking and chewing insects including aphids, glasshouse whitefly, black vine weevil, leaf beetle and sciarid fly. Trials show that most plants grown in growing media treated with Exemptor are protected for the entire production cycle. This protection can extend into the distribution chain to the benefit of the retailers and end user.

Sectors benefitting from Exemptor

• Container-grown nursery stock (including hardy perennials).

• Pot plants eg Cyclamen, Fuchsia, Geranium, Potmums and Poinsettia.

• Bedding plants (especially pot bedding). • Hanging baskets. • Containerised stock plants.

Features and Benefits

• Protects crops prone to vine weevil attack. • It is incorporated into growing media so easy to use. • Pre-potting compost incorporation provides protection

Whitefly

throughout the production cycle, and beyond.

• Binds on to growing media and less likely to leach out. • No need to wear PPE when handling treated growing media. • Cost efficient and labour saving. • Limited environmental restriction or precautions for treated growing media in use.

• For use on plants under protection and outside. • Not effected by temperature so can be used all year round.

• Contains thiacloprid as active ingredient. MAPP no. 15615

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Sciarid Fly

Vine Weevil

Aphid

Leaf Beetles


“ Without Exemptor we would be unable to grow a number of key lines.” ®

Gavin Erith, Howard Nurseries, using Exemptor® as part of their Levington Advance Solution

Going the extra mile for more plant choice ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions tailored programme allows you to Grow, Nurture and Protect your crops throughout the growing season in complete confidence. Situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, wholesale perennial specialist Howard Nurseries operates from 150 acres with sustainability at the core of its operations. “Vine weevil is one of the worst threats to our plants as it lives in the hedgerows surrounding the nursery”, says Gavin. “The issue first cropped up 20 years ago, leading us to trial Exemptor® (Thiacloprid), which we incorporate into the growing media through ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions programme. Howard Nurseries use Exemptor as part of their pest management programme This has proved 100% successful, vine weevil is no longer an issue.” According to Gavin without Exemptor® he would be unable to grow a number of key lines making up circa 25% of the business. ®

“Exemptor® helps us produce the wide variety of plants that we do and is a key element of our responsible approach to integrated pest management,” adds Gavin.

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BIOFUNGICIDE

Protect

LALLEMAND PLANT CARE

PRESTOP® is a multi-use biofungicide which contains mycelia and spores of Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446, a naturally occurring soil fungus, that provides disease control benefits to multiple crop situations.

Features and Benefits

Prestop® protects against:

• Multiple mode of action wettable powder with proven

• Grey mould and stem cankers caused by Botrytis spp.

efficacy against: - Damping-off diseases - Botrytis, Pythium,Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium; - Root and Base Rot diseases - Pythium, Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium; - Aerial diseases - Botrytis, Didymella (Mycosphaerella) • Improved resistance management through the multiple capabilities of the naturally occuring microorganism which has not been genetically manipulated in any way. • Flexible application methods. • Compatible with biological and integrated pest management programmes. • No residue so no harvest interval. • High level of safety to operators and the environment when used according to label instructions. Additional benefit against other diseases such as Plasmodiophora brassicae (clubroot) in brassica crops, sclerotinia, thielaviopsis, helminthosporium, verticillium, penecillium and alternaria species can also be expected. MAPP no. 17223 PCS no. 04367

on leafy crops, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, aromatic plants, ornamentals, strawberries and other soft fruit. • Gummy stem blight caused by Didymella sp. on cucumbers.

• Damping-off and root or base rot diseases caused by

Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Phytophthora and Fusarium spp. on vegetables, salads, aromatic plants, ornamentals and fruit crops.

PRESTOP

in the control of Pythium damping-off on cucumbers. Healthy

Pythium inoculated

Pythium inoculated + PRESTOP

PRESTOP

in the control of Phytophthora on pot plants. Phytophthora inoculated

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Phytophthora inoculated + PRESTOP


“ Since incorporating Prestop 95% of our bare root perennials have taken.” David Mills, Clockhouse Nursery, using Osmocote CRF, Prestop and Exemptor as part of their Levington Advance Solutions

ICL’s Levington Advance Solutions tailored growing media programme allows you to Grow, Nurture and Protect your crops throughout the growing season. Situated at Forty Hill, just inside the M25 near Enfield in North London, the Clockhouse nursery has a turnover of £3million. Founded in 1928, the nursery is run by the founder’s grandson David Mills. “While originally we self mixed, we’ve switched to Levington Advance Solutions mixes,” says David. “For precision nutrition we rely on Osmocote Hi.End or Osmocote Exact Standard. We use Osmocote Bloom in all our bedding production.” ICL’s Stuart Gammage with David Mills Clockhouse is now also from Clockhouse Nursery incorporating Prestop bio-fungicide in to their Levington Advance Solutions bespoke mixes. “Since using Prestop 95% of our bare root perennials have taken.

“While the growing media quality and consistency is always good, so too is ICL’s service which is efficient and friendly.”

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HERBICIDES

Protect

A global product, Roundup unlocks the full potential for glyphosate to eradicate weeds quickly and efficiently. RoundUp ProBio

RoundUp ProVantage

Roundup ProBio is a patented potassium salt formulation containing 360gai/l glyphosate and a unique blend of two surfactants. The optimised blend of surfactants delivers highly efficient activity at the leaf surface and a synergistic improvement in glyphosate uptake and overall performance.

Roundup ProVantage is a high load glyphosate that offers new and improved standards for the market. The highest levels of technical specification are built into Roundup ProVantage, addressing many of the vital stewardship aspects needed for modern glyphosate applications.

Roundup ProBio is based on a high technical specification and the formulation has been designed to address stewardship aspects, so vital now for glyphosate application.

RoundUp ProVantage Benefits

RoundUp ProBio Benefits

surfactant.

• Soluble liquid, (SL) formulation / 480 g ai /l /potassium salt. • Surfactant 167 g/l - tallowamine free - 80% :20% blended

• Rainfast within an hour. • Widest fields of use label. • Widest range of tested tank mixing partners. • Drift reduction properties.

• No classification under DPD or CLP: clean label for both

MAPP no. 15539

MAPP no. 15534

‘tox’ and ‘ecotox’.

• High performance: > better than generic competitors.

Environmental profile of Round Up

• Does not bioaccumulate. • Is not absorbed by digestive systems.

• Does not adversely affect soil micro organisms.

• Does not leach. • Does not harm fish.

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WETTING AND WATER CONSERVATION AGENT

H2Gro is a unique blend of surfactants based on 3D technology with a multi-matrix effect. It is a unique wetting agent that uses a water conservation agent to hold the maximum amount of water in the previously water repellent materials and to other materials in the growing media.

Due to one end of the H2Gro molecules having a strong non-polar charge, it attaches itself to organic matter in water repellent particles. There are three different chain lengths: Short (4-6 weeks), Medium (6-10 weeks) and Long (complete season). As the medium and long chain molecules breakdown, they re-attach themselves to the non-polar sites

Application rates As well as a mixed blend into growing media H2Gro can be topdressed and drenched in.

Amounts for own mixed application Longevity requirements/ Growing Media Conditions

Production area

Rate

Containers, long term production cycles

1kg/m3

Maximum longevity (9-12 months) Severely water repellent

500g/m3

Medium longevity (3-6 months) Moderately water repellent

Features and Benefits

Pots, hanging baskets, trays, modules, plugs and short term production cycles

penetrating agent and re-wetting agent.

Amount for topdressed and drenched in application

• 3 in 1 mode of action - wetting and spreading agent, • Manages water issues. • Granular product gives long lasting effect. • Effective, efficient and reliable. • Guards against plant stress. • Plants stay in healthier condition after they are sold. • Safe to beneficial microbes. • Less dried out (hydrophobic) areas. • Improves the uptake of nutrients and many other products. • Offers the plant 100% of the horticultural media to grow in.

Production area

Rate

Water volume

Containers, pots, hanging baskets

40g/m

3

Water until container is thoroughly wetted

Product Information

• Remains in the media to allow water to re-wet the soil particles.

• Stable in growing media in storage. • Excellent initial wetting. • Excellent long term wetting. • Excellent through wetting/drying cycles. • Flexible, compatible and easy to use. • Economical low use rate. • Excellent shelf life. • Pack size 10kg bag.

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BIO-STIMULANT

Trianum G granules contain Trichoderma harzianurn strain T-22 spore powder which increases the resistance of plants to stress caused by diseases, sub-optimal feeding, watering regimes or climatic conditions, while it increases nutrient uptake. This can enhance the growth and development of roots and above-ground plant parts.

Benefits of Trianum G

• Trianum G guards roots. • Protects your plants against soil-borne diseases. • Gives your crop vitality and vigour strengthens the plant and promotes growth.

• Easily integrated with chemical crop protection. • Effective in many different substrates, and at various temperatures and pH values.

• Reliable and consistent quality. • Safe for people, plants and the environment. • Pack size - 20kg bag.

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SPECIALIST WATER CONDITIONER

Hard to very hard water area Medium to moderately hard water area

The quality of the water used in spray solutions can have a significant impact on the performance of the pesticide or foliar nutrition being used. pHixer is a specialist water conditioner that adjusts spray tank water to an optimum pH level of 4.0 - 5.0.

pHixer contains chemical water conditioners that dissolve the carbonates in the spray solution to reduce their ability to react with pesticides or foliar feeds. pHixer also contains an indicator dye which turns pink when the water has achieved the ideal pH range.

≥ pH 6.2

≤ pH 6.2 ≥ pH 4.4

≤ pH 4.4

When to use Use whenever needed to optimise the condition of spray tank water in order to minimize the potential negative impact of dissolved carbonates on pesticide treatments.

Recommended period of use Year-round

Features and Benefits

Product characteristics

spray treatments.

Pack size: 5 litres Packs per outer: 4 x 5 litres Pack coverage: Variable

• Reduces the negative impact of hard water on • Treats water with high salinity. • Especially useful for herbicide fungicide or foliar

Health and safety

feed treatments in hard water areas.

• Water turns pink when at the optimum pH level. Directions for use pHixer contains a built-in pH indicator that turns spray water pink at an optimum pH level of 4.0-5.0. 1. Establish the general pH and hardness of your spray water in your area. 2. From the table, calculate how much pHixer should be added. 3. As soon as a stable pink colour is obtained there is no need to add additional quantities of pHixer. 4. Mix pHixer thoroughly before adding pesticides or foliar feeds.

A Material Safety Data sheet is available on request.

Application rate Water hardness rating

Application rate ml / 100 L of spray water

Soft

40-50 ml

Medium

50-80 ml

Medium Hard

80-180 ml

Hard

180-200 ml

Very Hard

200-220 ml

If the desired colour change is not correct after adding the selected quantity of pHixer the optimum pH range has not yet been reached. Continue adding pHixer in small quantities at a rate of 10ml/100 litres of water (with constant agitation) until the correct shade is reached. N.B. Always mix pHixer thoroughly with water first before adding pesticides or foliar feeds.

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CLEANING AGENT

Sp0tless is a highly formulated cleaning agent for the cleaning and decontamination of spraying equipment. It is especially effective at clearing sticky formulations. Features and Benefits

• Maintains the effectiveness of spray equipment • Decontaminates sprayer after use • It is especially effective at clearing sticky formulations

(sulfonylurea (Group B) and carfentrazone-ethyl (Group G) herbicides)

Directions for use CLEANING PROCEDURE Any rinsate arising from spray tank cleaning should be disposed of on a crop approved for the products being used, not exceeding the maximum individual dose for that crop. Cleaning can be completed on an enclosed wash down area with water cleaning system. 1. Immediately after spraying and completely emptying tank, hoses and booms. Wash any contamination on the outside of spraying equipment with Sp0tless (50 ml in 10 L water) 2. Rinse inside of tank with clean water and flush through hoses and booms using 10% of tank spray volume. Drain tank completely. 3. Half fill the tank with clean water and add Sp0tless Tank Cleaner at the selected rate. Agitate and briefly flush the hoses, boom and nozzles. Then completely fill tank with water and agitate for 15 minutes. Flush the hoses and spray all of the contents out through the boom. Drain the tank completely. NOTE: If it is not possible to drain the tank completely, repeat step 3 before going on to step 4. For very large sprayers with internal sprinklers it is not necessary to completely fill the tank. With agitation and sprinklers running ensure contact

time between the cleaning solution and all internal tank surfaces of 15 to 30 minutes. For extra resistant combinations, allow the cleaning solution to ‘sit’ for 24 hours to increase residue removal. If it is suspected hoses and spray lines are contaminated increase cleaning solution contact time to 48 hours.

4. Nozzles, screens and filters should be cleaned with a fresh solution of Tank Cleaner and water (50 ml in 10L of water). 5. Rinse the tank with clean water and flush through the hoses and boom. Drain the tank completely. 6 . Sample of final rinse may be applied to a susceptible plant to ensure total decontamination.

Where to use Can be used with all spray applications.

Recommended period of use Year-round.

Product characteristics Pack size: 5 litres Packs per outer: 4 x 5 litres

Health and safety A Material Safety Data sheet is available on request.

Application rate For decontamination of spray tank and cleaning of sticky formulations (sulfonylurea (Group B) and carfentrazone-ethyl (Group G) herbicides): Use 500 ml per 100 litres of water.

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HARD SURFACE CLEANER Before Ranger

After Ranger

Before Ranger

After Ranger

Ranger is a Hard Surface Cleaner for use on all hard surfaces including: Concrete*, Asphalt, Tarmac, Block paving, artificial sports surfaces, any hard surface areas (except memorial marble/slate). Features and Benefits

Health and safety

A Material Safety Data sheet is available on request.

• Cleans and removes algae, slimes and lichens • Reduces the risk of slippery surfaces • Low application rates • Economical to use

Application rate 1 litre treats 100m2

Water Volume

Directions for use

• Ranger can be applied by brush, mop and ideally by surface spray.

• It is essential that all areas to be cleaned are thoroughly wetted with the product.

• Ranger works on contact and continues to work for 5 to 7 days after application.

• In some instances a second treatment may be necessary where there is severe algae /lichen build up.

Where to use

Concrete , Asphalt, Tarmac, Block paving, artificial sports surfaces, all hard surfaces (except Marble and slate). *

Recommended period of use Year-round.

Product characteristics Pack size: Packs per outer: Pack coverage: Contains: HSE Number: PCS:

5 litres 4 x 5 litres 500m2 dodecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, as well as a blend of Organic Acid and Surfactants. 10045 PCS registration pending at time of publication

20 litres water per litre of product. *Do not use on high quality concrete that has a smooth finish, such as patio stonework made from reconstituted stone or cement.

FAQs Should I walk the material from a hard surface onto a lawn, plant or crop area? No it could scorch turf, plant and crop areas as Ranger could be transferred through footprints. What should be done if spilt or walked onto turf, plant or crop area to prevent damage? Water through with clean water. Do I need to take any special precautions regarding children/pets/animals coming into contact after treatment? It would be sensible to keep children, pets etc off treated areas until the spray has completely dried. The time for this depends on environmental conditions. What protective clothing should be worn during application? Full PPE should be worn. If applied by sprayer what level of cleaning is required to make sure that it doesn’t cause permanent damage? Regular cleanout of the sprayer parts with an approved cleaner such as Sp0tless is advised.

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UK Distributors At ICL we work closely with our trade partners so that all growers who use our products get the best advice and support throughout the season.

Agrii

Codnor Horticulture

01304 813 900 www.agrii.co.uk

01773 742 847 info@gro-welldirect.co.uk www.gro-welldirect.co.uk

63 Sandwich Road, Ash, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 2AH

Agrovista UK Ltd Unit 4-8, Union Pk, Bircholt Rd, Maidstone, ME15 9XT 01622 692 720 www.agrovista.co.uk

Agrovista UK Ltd – North

Cherry Tree Cottage Farm, 210 Peasehill, Ripley, DE5 3JQ

David Dumosch

Morville Farm, Le Hurel, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE3 2GB 01534 862 333 daviddumosch@gmail.com

The Airfield Industrial Estate, Pocklington, York, North Yorkshire, YO42 1NR

Dejex Supplies Ltd 7 Millfield Road Ind Estate, Donington, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 4UR

01759 305 040 Pocklington.depot@agrovista.co.uk www.agrovista.co.uk

01775 821 800 sales@dejex.co.uk www.dejex.co.uk

Berrycroft Stores Ltd 8 Berrycroft, Willingham, Cambridge, CB24 5JY

11 Humbie Holdings, Kirknewton, Midlothian, EH27 8DS

East Riding Horticulture Ltd

James Pollock & Sons

01954 260 296 bsltd@tiscali.co.uk www.berrycroftstoresltd.co.uk

01506 880 090 sales@eastridinghorticultureltd.co.uk www.eastridinghorticultureltd.co.uk

02827 663 333 j.pollock55@googlemail.com

BHGS Ltd Evesham

East Riding Horticulture Ltd

JF Mckenna Ltd

01386 444 100 contact@bhgsltd.co.uk www.bhgsltd.co.uk

01904 608 157 sales@eastridinghorticultureltd.co.uk www.eastridinghorticultureltd.co.uk

02837 524 800 info@jfmckenna.com www.jfmckenna.com

BHGS Ltd Chichester Unit 16, New Barn, Funtington, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 9DA

Fargro Ltd

LBS Horticulture

01206 735 467 david.buckley@fargro.co.uk

01282 873 333 sales@lbs-global.com www.lbsbuyersguide.co.uk

BHGS Ltd Hayle Guildford Road Industrial Estate, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4QZ

Fargro Ltd

Stan Brouard

01736 755 766 sales.hayle@bhgsltd.co.uk www.bhgsltd.co.uk

01903 721 591 info@fargro.co.uk www.fargro.co.uk

01481 252 521 info@stanbrouard.com www.stanbrouard.com

Clydeside Trading Society Ltd

Henry Alty Ltd

Station Road, Hesketh Bank, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6SS

WFS Border Craven Arms Business Pk, Long Lane, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8NR

01555 894 151 lorraine@clydesidets.co.uk

01772 812 176 sales@altys.co.uk www.altys.co.uk

01588 672 575 enquiries@wfsborder.co.uk wfsborder.co.uk

Vale Park, Crab Apple Way, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 1GP

01243 578800 contactchichester@bhgsltd.co.uk www.bhgsltd.co.uk

Western Building, 80 Vere Road, Kirkmuirhill, Lanarkshire, ML11 9RP

Glebe Farm Cottage, High Lane, Sutton Upon Derwent, York, YO41 4BY

Essex Office Area: Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Greater London, East London, North London

Vinery Fields, Arundel Road (A27) Poling, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PY

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5 Ballybrakes Rd, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 6LQ

66 Cathedral Road, Armagh, BT61 8AE

Stanroyd Mill, Cottontree, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 7BW

PO Box 383, Landes du Marche, Vale, Guernsey, GY1 3FE


The Professional Horticulture Team Providing you with ongoing technical support throughout the growing season to maximise the quality and return of your crops.

Adrian Thirtle-Watts MBPR Sales Manager Professional Horticulture +44 (0)7778 603104 adrian.thirtle-watts@icl-group.com

Technical Area Sales Managers At ICL, we have a dedicated team who have worked with growers for a number of years, gaining vast experience in the horticultural field. We pride ourselves on our technical expertise and expect the highest standards from our team, who are FACTS and BASIS qualified (or are studying towards these qualifications). They are there to offer support to maximise your crop yields throughout the year.

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Dr Jim Smith MBPR Technical Manager Growing Media +44 (0)7831 218692 jim.smith@icl-group.com

Andrew Wilson MBPR Technical Manager Ferts and Plant Protection Products +44 (0)7768 903624 andrew.wilson@icl-group.com

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Ian Todd MBPR Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7831 835889 ian.todd@icl-group.com

Shaun Cavanagh MBPR Sales & Business Development Manager +44 (0)7778 603043 shaun.cavanagh@icl-group.com

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Wendy Robinson Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7785 976068 wendy.robinson@icl-group.com

Steve Hughes MBPR Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7799 481489 steve.hughes@icl-group.com

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John Clarke MBPR Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7867 787315 john.clarke@icl-group.com

Dean Sandford MBPR Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7747 196217 dean.sandford@icl-group.com

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Stuart Gammage Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7920 084972 stuart.gammage@icl-group.com

Andy Hodges MBPR Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7786 701268 andy.hodges@icl-group.com

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Jackie Hall MBPR Technical Area Sales Manager +44 (0)7778 603120 jackie.hall@icl-group.com

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Levington Advance Standard Specification Table† Bulky raw materials (%)† Growing Media Type

Name

0-3mm

0-10mm 6-12mm

kg/m3

kg/m3 5-12m Pine Bark

Sand

Start and Grow added

Bloom

Micromax

pH

Page

Levington Seed & Modular F1 100 0.8 0.1 5.3-6.0 8 Levington Seed & Modular F2 100 1.2 0.1 5.3-6.0 8 Levington Seed & Modular F2S 96 4 1.2 0.1 5.3-6.0 8 Levington Advance Bloom M 1.5 100 0.5 1.5 0.1 5.3-6.0 9 Levington Advance Bloom M 2.5 100 0.5 2.5 0.1 5.3-6.0 9 Levington Advance Bloom MC 1.5 80 20 0.5 1.5 0.1 5.3-6.0 9 Levington Advance Bloom MC 2.5 80 20 0.5 2.5 0.1 5.3-6.0 9 Levington Pot & Bedding M1 100 1 0.1 5.3-6.0 10 Levington Pot & Bedding M2 100 1.6 0.1 5.3-6.0 10 Levington Pot & Bedding M3 100 1.7 0.1 5.3-6.0 10 Levington Potting MCP 70 30 1.2 0.1 5.3-6.0 11 Levington Alpine, Herbaceous, Cyclamen AHC 45 35 20 1 0.1 4.8-5.5 11 Levington Pot Plant General PPG 40 60 1 0.1 5.3-6.0 11 Levington Container Nursery Stock CNS General 40 60 0.75 0.1 4.8-5.3 12 Levington Container Nursery Stock CNS Ericaceous 40 60 0.75 0.1 4.4-5.0 12

Sustain

Levington Advance Sustain - Standard Specification Table† Bulky raw materials (%) Levington Advance Sustain

Name

Coir

Fibagro

kg/m

3

0-8PB

5-12GB

Start and Grow added

Micromax

pH

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Seed & Modular SF1 100 0.8 0.1 5.5-6.2 14 Pot & Bedding SM1 50 25 25 1 0.1 5.5-6.2 14 Potting SMCP 40 25 25 10 1.2 0.1 5.5-6.2 14 Container Nursery Stock General SCNS General 40 30 30 1 0.1 4.8-5.5 14 Product specification is subject to change dependent on raw material availability and moisture content in order to maintain consistency, quality and high level of performance. Due to its inherent consistency and potential contamination problems we do not allow green waste on our site. †Bulky raw materials include Peat for all Levington Advance growing media mixes and other materials as stated. For Levington Advance Sustain mixes all raw materials are as stated. all these professional grade raw materials may be substituted at any time to maintain quality, performance or due to availability.

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To order your ICL products or get the latest information and advice Call 01473 237 111 Email prof.sales@icl-group.com Web www.icl-sf.co.uk

Only the products that are identified as such on this document are FSC® certified. License code FSC® C128659

The information contained in this brochure is correct at time of going to print. According to the availability of raw materials and other factors. ® registered trademark of ICL and affiliates. Exemptor contains thiacloprid. Avatar contains propamocarb and Fosityl-Aluminium. Exemptor and Avatar are registered Trade Marks of Bayer CropScience UK Ltd. Trianium G is a Trade Mark of Mark of Koppert. Round up is a trademark of Monsanto and contains glyphosate. Prestop is a Trade Mark of Lallemand Plant Care and contains Gliocladium Catenulatum Strain J1446. +Moffett Mounty trucks need to be booked in advance, especially in peak season. ISO 9001 Accredited. PLEASE USE PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS SAFELY. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND PRODUCT INFORMATION BEFORE USE. PAY ATTENTION TO THE RISK INDICATIONS AND FOLLOW THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ON THE LABEL.

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